The Most Exciting Rumors About the 2019 Jeep Wrangler

One of the most popular vehicles on the road for decades, the Jeep Wrangler is a longtime favorite car of many drivers. Despite the Wrangler’s incredible popularity, the SUV’s past decade hasn’t been the best. Faced with reliability and design issues, Jeep fans turned away from the Wrangler and found other cars with better reputations.

Yet the Wrangler is about to make a big comeback – redesigned and revamped for the 2019 model year, it’s rumored that this year’s Wrangler will be the best ever. Drivers from across the country are eagerly waiting for the 2019 Jeep Wrangler to hit local dealerships. Though Wrangler fans have gotten their very first look at the newest model thanks to official Jeep photos, there are still a few unknowns about this storied SUV. Will it come with incredible new technology? Will its fuel efficiency improve or drop? Will the Wrangler be able to tow and speed on any roads?

Let’s check out the latest rumors surrounding the 2019 Jeep Wrangler.

Improved Fuel Efficiency

Scheduled to be released this fall, the new Jeep Wrangler has improved in several key areas. It’s lighter, more efficient, and loaded with a greater number of high-tech features. But that doesn’t mean the 2019 Wrangler loses its outdoorsy spirit. Fortunately, the new Wrangler is still a skilled off-road machine that can topple virtually any obstacle.

The base power source for the new Wrangler is a familiar Pentastar V6 engine. Expect it to develop around 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. While a six-speed manual gearbox comes standard, the optional eight-speed automatic transmission will likely be a popular choice for drivers who like a little more power. An automatic stop-start feature helps conserve fuel in traffic no matter your engine choice – and for the first time in years, the Jeep Wrangler will have more than one available engine. Developing a total of 285 horsepower, Jeep’s new turbocharged four-cylinder engine sits in the middle of the lineup. Want to save even more at the pump? A fuel-saving diesel engine will also be an option in the 2019 model year.

Better Driving Performance and Ride

Not only does the all-new Wrangler promise to offer better fuel economy, but it also delivers a much-improved performance on the street. Behind the wheel of this revamped Jeep, you’ll be surrounded by plenty of comfort-enhancing and high-tech features. Drivers and passengers will love riding in the next-generation Wrangler’s updated styling and roomier interior design. Like the previous Wrangler, the new version will offer two-door and four-door body styles.

Size isn’t the only advantage inside the vehicle. Boasting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system is one of today’s best. A customizable gauge cluster further enhances your overall driving experience. Add in a host of modern safety features not previously available on older Wranglers, and you have an enjoyable and safe ride every day. A blind spot monitoring system gives you more security on the highway, while other available safety innovations like a ParkView backup camera, rear cross-traffic alert, and park-assist sensors ensure you’re always alert on the road.

A New Pickup Option

As exciting as the all-new Wrangler will be on its own, Jeep is introducing an entirely different choice for drivers who want a little something different: a Wrangler Pickup. The Wrangler pickup is ideal for adventure seekers who want the best of both worlds. If you need to haul a heavy load, the all-new Wrangler pickup truck is right up your alley. Based on recent spy shots of the test mule, it has the potential to be a true game changer. Although the new Wrangler pickup looks like a regular Wrangler from the front, you’ll immediately notice its capable bed on the back. In contrast to virtually all of its rivals, the Wrangler pickup is rumored to boast cool features like a fold-down windshield and removable doors. A convertible roof could take this truck’s appeal to the next level, if it comes to fruition.

Despite sharing many similarities with the Wrangler SUV, the pickup does have a few key differences. Its suspension system is specially engineered to handle the extra weight of a load. When attempting to park the Wrangler pickup, drivers will need to consider its longer length.

According to insiders, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler pickup’s engine lineup will be identical to that of its SUV counterpart. When it comes to tackling rough landscapes, expect the midsize Wrangler to outshine competitors like the Chevrolet Colorado and Honda Ridgeline. From swampy trails to snow-covered mountains, the new Wrangler pickup will be able to travel in a variety of rugged environments. A tough-nosed 4WD system will likely come standard.

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